Intracoronary injection of adenosine before reperfusion in patients with ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction: A randomized controlled clinical trial

David Garcia-Dorado, Bruno García-Del-Blanco, Imanol Otaegui, José Rodríguez-Palomares, Victor Pineda, Federico Gimeno, Rafael Ruiz-Salmerón, Jaime Elizaga, Arturo Evangelista, Francisco Fernandez-Avilés, Alberto San-Román, Ignacio Ferreira-González

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Abstract

© 2014 Elsevier Ireland Ltd. All rights reserved. Background The effect of intracoronary adenosine (ADO) on ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) size and adverse remodeling is not well established.Methods In a double-blind trial, 201 patients with STEMI were randomized to receive percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) within 6 hours of symptom onset, 4.5 mg ADO or saline immediately prior to reperfusion. Primary end-point: percentage of total myocardial necrotic mass by cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR) 2-7 days post-reperfusion. Secondary end-points: changes in left ventricular volumes and ejection fraction (LVEF) at baseline and at 6 months.Results Baseline CMR could not be performed in 20 patients. Overall, no significant differences were observed between ADO and placebo regarding infarct size (20.8% vs. 22.5%; p = 0.40). However, infarct size was significantly reduced (19.4% vs. 25.7%; p for interaction = 0.031) in those with ischemia duration below the median (200 min). CMR at 6 months, performed in 138 patients, did not show statistically significant differences between groups in the rate of LVEF increase (3.3 units (SD 9.6) in ADO group vs. 1.5 units (SD 9) in placebo group; p = 0.25). In the subgroup analysis, among patients with ischemia time below 200 min, the increase in LVEF was slightly higher with ADO (3.59% vs. 0.43%; p for interaction = 0.06).Conclusions Although our study failed to demonstrate that intracoronary administration of ADO prior to PCI limits infarct size, in patients receiving early PCI ADO might enhance myocardial salvage and has a favorable effect on LVEF evolution, which may help to reconcile apparently contradictory results of previous studies. Clinical trial registration http://clinicaltrials.gov (NCT00781404).
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)935-941
JournalInternational Journal of Cardiology
Volume177
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2014

Keywords

  • Adenosine
  • Infarct remodeling
  • Infarct size
  • Reperfusion injury

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